Auditor’s Report to the Members of ………………(name of the Company)
We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of……………….(name of the Company), as at 31st March, 2XXX and also the Profit and Loss Account for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003. issued by the Central Government in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.
Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, we report that:
We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit;
In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the company so far as appears from our examination of those books (and proper returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from the branches not visited by us. The Branch Auditor’s Report(s) have been forwarded to us and have been appropriately dealt with);
The Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account (and with the audited returns from the branches);
In our opinion, the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;
In our opinion, the cess payable under section 441A has been paid (if not paid the auditor to report the amount not paid).
On the basis of written representations received from the directors, as on 31st March, 2XXX, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 2XXX from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts, read together with notes thereon, give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956 in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:
(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the company as at 31st March, 2XXX; and
(b) in the case of Profit and Loss Account of the Profit/Loss for the year ended on that date.